In this post I will show you how to setup Raspberry Pi Camera Module and the Passive Infrared (PIR) Motion Sensor to your Raspberry Pi.
I will also show the basic usage of using
raspivid to take a photo and video. I will write up another post on using Python to interact with the Camera and PIR module to take photos when motion is detected.
What you will need:
I'm using the following:
- Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi 2 Model B)
- Camera Module (C3 camera NOIR 8MP)
- 15 Way Flat Cable for the Camera
- PIR Infrared Motion Sensor (HC-SR501)
- Jumper Cables
Connect the Camera
Lift the holders on the side and you will find that the silver side will face the soldered side and the blue tape will face the ethernet module.
Slide in and close the holders.
Connect the PIR Module
Connect the jumpers on the module, starting from the top to bottom, black, brown, red
as illustrated below:
Then connect the other end on the GPIO pins of the raspberry pi: 2, 4, 26
I have formatted my Pi with Raspbian Stretch, you can follow these instructions to load the OS onto your device.
Boot your Raspberry Pi, after you logged on enter the raspi-config section:
$ sudo raspi-config
Interfacing Options section and Select
Camera to enable the camera, then save and reboot:
$ sudo reboot
Interact with the Camera
This is just the basics to take a photo and video, I will write up another post on how to use a programming language like Python to interact with the camera.
To take a Photo:
$ raspistill -o /home/pi/helloworld-photo.jpg
To take a Video for 10 Seconds:
$ raspivid -o /home/pi/helloworld-video.h264 -t 10000
You will need VLC to view the video.